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October 15, 2018

Construction Technology Students Build Ramps for ARISE


MEXICO – Construction Technology students from the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s Career and Technical Education program recently built 25 ramp sections for the ARISE Oswego County Ramp program, which provides ramps for families in need throughout Oswego County.

Career and Technical Education Students in the Construction Technology class at CiTi built 25 ramp sections for the ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program. From left, CiTi Business Education Liaison Garrette Weiss, CiTi construction technology teacher Craig Mahon, Trevor Forsythe, Justin Woodmancy, Eric Pierce, Zachary McCarger and Cory Brown.

Career and Technical Education Students in the Construction Technology class at CiTi built 25 ramp sections for the ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program. From left, CiTi Business Education Liaison Garrette Weiss, CiTi construction technology teacher Craig Mahon, Trevor Forsythe, Justin Woodmancy, Eric Pierce, Zachary McCarger and Cory Brown.

The ramp sections will be assembled at the houses of local qualifying residents to help them gain mobility and the ability to come and go from their home.

All of the ramps are built by volunteers, like CiTi’s Construction Technology class, and funding is made possible through the generous support from individual donors and local organizations.

“The experience provides the students with the ability to be involved in something that has a great impact on the surrounding community as a whole,” said CiTi Business Education Liaison Garrette Weiss. “Everyone benefits. The students gain a sense of community, ARISE is able to serve more people in need, and the recipients benefit from the freedom of mobility.”

CiTi construction technology teacher Craig Mahon said that the students were able to not only employ the use of math and construction skills, but also learn about the Standards of Accessible Design associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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